POSTED: 4:51 p.m. HST, Sep 8, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 1:35 p.m. HST, Sep 9, 2011
Surfers should see good-sized waves on both south and north shores today.
The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for south shores through Saturday evening because of a rising south swell. Wave heights should reach 8 feet by this evening and peak Saturday.
The swell is from a storm near New Zealand last week.
Surf on the north shore is expected to decline from 4- to 8-foot heights this morning. A storm near the Aleutians generated the surf which peaked Thursday.
West shores are seeing some wrap around surf from both swells. Waves are forecast to be 3- to 6-feet.
East shore surf, driven by light tradewinds, is predicted to be 1- to 3-feet today.
Forecasters warn that the high surf could produce dangerous rip currents.